padding
noun Date: 1828 material with which something is padded

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  • Padding — (von engl. to pad für auffüllen) ist ein Fachbegriff der Informatik für Fülldaten, mit denen ein vorhandener Datenbestand vergrößert wird. Die Füllbytes werden auch Pad Bytes genannt. Die für Prüfsummen verwendeten Daten zählen hierbei nicht zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • padding — ● padding nom masculin (anglais padding) Rembourrage des épaules dans un vêtement. padding [padiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1946; de l angl. to pad « rembourrer » (1827), et suff. ing. ❖ ♦ Anglicisme. 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • padding — UK US /ˈpædɪŋ/ noun [U] UK ► unnecessary words or information added to something to make it seem longer or better: »His presentation was interesting but there was too much padding …   Financial and business terms

  • Padding — Pad ding, n. 1. The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing. [1913 Webster] 2. The material with which anything is padded. [1913 Webster] 3. Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc. London Sat. Rev. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • padding — ► NOUN 1) soft material such as foam or cloth used to pad or stuff something. 2) superfluous material in a book, speech, etc. introduced in order to make it reach a desired length …   English terms dictionary

  • padding — [pad′iŋ] n. 1. the action of a person who pads 2. any soft material used to pad, as cotton, felt, etc. 3. unnecessary or irrelevant material put into a speech or piece of writing, making it longer …   English World dictionary

  • Padding — In fashion, padding is material sometimes added to clothes. It is often done in an attempt to enhance appearance by improving a physical feature, often a sexually significant one. Thus, there is padding for:* Breasts (sometimes called falsies) *… …   Wikipedia

  • padding — [[t]pæ̱dɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Padding is soft material which is put on something or inside it in order to make it less hard, to protect it, or to give it a different shape. ...the foam rubber padding on the headphones... Players must wear padding… …   English dictionary

  • Padding — Pad Pad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Padded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Padding}.] 1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding. [1913 Webster] 2. (Calico Printing) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • padding — noun 1) padding around the ankle Syn: wadding, cushioning, stuffing, packing, filling, lining 2) a concise style with no padding Syn: verbiage, verbosity, wordiness, prolixity, filler …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • padding — noun 1) padding around the ankle Syn: wadding, cushioning, stuffing, packing, filling, lining 2) a concise style with no padding Syn: verbiage, wordiness; Brit.; informal waffle …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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